Installing an egress window is an important task, and one that should not be taken lightly. It’s essential to ensure the window is installed properly to maximize safety, energy efficiency, and overall effectiveness. Hiring a professional installer can guarantee that your egress window is installed correctly, securely, and in compliance with local building codes.
This is especially important if you’re remodeling your basement and you’d like to use one of those spaces as a bedroom Standard Water can install an egress window system that adds light, ventilation, and code-compliant emergency egress to basements. They also add value to your home, and provide peace of mind for parents who have children rooming downstairs.
Egress windows are designed to provide a safe escape route in case of emergency. They must comply with strict standards set by local building codes in order to do so. Professional installers are well-versed in these regulations and can make sure your window meets all necessary requirements for long-term security. In addition, if you ever need to sell your home or get it appraised for another purpose, having a professionally-installed egress window could raise its value significantly.
Another major advantage of having a professional install your egress window is you won’t have to worry about air leaks or other issues that could lead to higher energy bills down the line. Professionals use high-quality materials and precise installation techniques that guarantee superior performance for years to come. This means less money spent on heating and cooling costs over time!
When you hire a professional installer you can rest assured knowing that your job will be done right the first time around. Professional installers have years of experience under their belts and know how to get the job done quickly while still delivering superior results every single time. They also use top-of-the-line tools and materials so you don’t have to worry about dealing with subpar products or faulty installation techniques – something that could cause serious problems later on down the road if left unchecked.
Preparation and Planning
Before any installation takes place, the professionals will first need to determine which type of window is best suited for your home. This is based on factors such as size, style, material, and budget. They will also conduct a thorough inspection of the area where the window will be placed in order to make sure it is structurally sound and there are no potential hazards or obstructions. Once this step is complete, they can begin prepping for the installation process.
How We Install Your Egress Window
Our crew begins by digging the hole by hand, to minimize any damage to the homeowner’s property, and protect underground utilities. In a number of cases this policy has proved to be very helpful, as some homeowners install private lines around their homes which are not reflected on any materials provided by the city. Imagine the damage a backhoe could do in this case.
A special diamond-bladed hydraulic ring saw is used to cut through the outside of the cement block to minimize the dust and mess on the inside. A member of the crew will score the inside of the wall with a small jackhammer, then the wall is pounded out with a good, old-fashioned maul and a bit of sweat.
We install several different types of window wells to meet your specific needs. Some are galvanized steel with a ladder attachment while others are a stepped window well made of structural plastic that won’t rust, rot, or be eaten by bugs. We can also install a clear cover to protect the window well from rain, snow, ice, etc.
The window is installed and trimmed with help from our mobile wood shop. In as little as one day, Standard Water can transform a dark, cold basement into a light, warm, inviting–and code-compliant–living space.
Maintenance After Installation
After installing an egress window in your home, it’s important to remember that regular maintenance is necessary in order to ensure its continued efficiency over time. This includes cleaning away dirt or debris that may have built up around its edges as well as inspecting it regularly for signs of damage or wear-and-tear due to weather exposure or other external factors. Professional installers can also help with this process by providing advice on how best to care for your new windows so that they last longer without needing major repairs or replacements down the line.
Maintenance After Installation
Having your egress windows professionally installed is one of the best decisions you can make as a homeowner! Not only does it guarantee safety and energy efficiency but it also ensures quality craftsmanship from experienced professionals who know exactly what they’re doing each step of the way. Investing in professional installation now could save you time, money, and stress down the line – so don’t wait any longer! Contact Standard Water Control for more information about getting started on your project today!